Kelly seems unable to grasp that every criminal, and yes, every murderer, and mas shooter, and terrorist care not one thing about laws. Evil people will walk over, through and around every law passed. They will do so because they are intent on murder and evil deeds. Mark Kelly, though fails to see the forest for the trees
Mark Kelly was a name few people knew until his wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot by a deranged madman. Since then, he’s been a tireless crusader for gun control, if not the brightest. Now, the former astronaut is saying that members of Congress who oppose gun control should just quit.
Kelly, a retired astronaut, husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords and co-founder of gun control group Americans for Responsible Solutions, spoke on the issue during an Off Message podcast interview with Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere.
“I think if you’re a member of Congress and you fundamentally believe laws don’t work, you should quit,” Kelly told Dovere. “I mean, you really should. You’re in the wrong job. And that goes for anything, including this issue.”
“They are acknowledging that legislation matters. A lot of these folks have been saying it doesn’t matter, it will never matter,” Kelly said. “They have just turned that argument upside down. And that’s a good thing. You know, maybe people have to be educated, right?”
Ah yes, another leftist calling for “education”, perhaps Kelly could do everyone a favor and heed his own advice? As Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms notes, Kelly is ignoring reality
Kelly has constructed quite the strawman argument here.
It’s a strawman because pretty much no one believes laws don’t “work.” Instead, what gun rights proponents have claimed is that additional gun laws will not work to reduce crime when criminals get their guns through illegal means. Believing that additional gun laws are a waste of time is hardly the same as saying laws don’t work.
Again, laws are meaningless to evil doers.
Yet I also note that Kelly, like so many other anti-gun crusaders, says little about the causes of violence. It’s like he doesn’t really care about what causes violence in this country. Does he only care about banning the device that hurt his wife?
Don’t get me wrong, I can empathize with that. If someone hurt my wife, I’d be furious and want revenge against something, anything, as well.
Targeting guns with his ire, however, is fruitless. His wife’s shooter was a deranged monster who wanted to hurt and kill as many people as possible. Denied a firearm, he would simply have turned to another instrument, possibly a more deadly one. Don’t claim that they don’t do this either because we know better.
Even strict gun laws in Europe have not stopped evil people intent on commiting evil acts. Disarming citizens will not stop those evil people either. But it will make their evil aims easier to carry out. People like Mark Kelly will never accept this reality because they are convinced that firearms are to blame somehow. Odd, that an astronaut could be so bright, you have to be sharp to be an astronaut, yet so foolish at the same time